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Nimrod aircraft not to be used in midair refueling any more

Nimrod aircraft was barred from refueling in midair Friday after a crew noticed fuel spraying into the plane's bomb bay during one such operation.

The aircraft landed safely and was being looked at by engineers, Britain's Ministry of Defense said. Air-to-air refueling was suspended while the military investigates.

Britain's fleet of Nimrods, some which entered service with the Royal Air Force more than 30 years ago, has been criticized as too old, and the planes' refueling system has been a past focus of concern.

Earlier this year, the planes were grounded after a dent was discovered in a fuel pipe.

The military set up a board of inquiry to investigate the deaths of 14 servicemen whose Nimrod crashed in Afghanistan in 2006. The military said that investigation was nearly finished.

About 95% of Putin's Address to the Federal Assembly was devoted to social issues, but he also spoke about Russia's military power, her state-of-the-art weapons, and did not miss a chance to intimidate the United States.

Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech

About 95% of Putin's Address to the Federal Assembly was devoted to social issues, but he also spoke about Russia's military power, her state-of-the-art weapons, and did not miss a chance to intimidate the United States.

Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
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